A bit under the weather Monday

So this is my 10/23 post on 10/24 as I was a bit under the weather yesterday. I seemed to have picked up a bug from my little Charlie R., who was running a fever last week. 

Sunday night I went to bed really early, then slept in Monday morning. Charlie R.’s parents  were kind enough to make other arrangements for him that day, for which I was truly thankful. It allowed me to sleep off and on until about 3 p.m. when I actually felt better. 

Honestly, I woke up Monday morning sounding like some husky smoker broad. It was rather a bit of a fright. But a great day of rest and I was in much better shape by the afternoon. 

My sad news is I totally blew the 30 Day Jump Rope Get Fit Challenge. However, I have the plan and once I am recovered I shall jump again! 

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CRJFC Week 1:Day 1 started today

The workout was not that difficult. I chose to do the baby WoD, the Beginner WoD. 

I felt like a baby elephant doing the baby elephant WoD. 

Could have challenged myself by doing the advanced WoD but no.

Oh well. I am started and I will keep going because it will get harder, no doubt. 

Love those CrossRope.com guys and the ZenDudeFitness.com guys. 

Thirty days of fitness. Thirty days. 

Wheeeeeee!

261/365  #TeamGunsOut #TeamBooGah

 

 

Random Chatter: 234/365

Editing No-no’s but I Did-did anyway

Chalking it up to old age, I just went through several posts and corrected the ###/365 numbers. No, I did not make note of it on each page so sorry for my followers who just got pinged again with old posts. 

Jump Rope Personal Challenge: Event 5 

Event 5 of the JRPC opened today and I am at the point I just want it over with. It was fun to jump each challenge. In a few months I will do it again. Sometime. Sometime in the many months future. Probably sometime in the far future. 

In fifteen attempts to do a double under I got close twice. It was hot. It was humid. The air in the box was barely moving in the smaller back area of the box. In order to meet the challenge of 250 single unders in the sultry Alabama summer, I pressed forward, leaving the double under for another day. Originally I set the board up for 1,000 singles but after hitting the first one hundred I felt my muscles whispering – 2 5 0 and stay focused

I took my advice and locked into that 150 to just get it done. Glad I had a plan. It was a reasonable workout after Monday’s 500 with the 2 LB rope

The good news is I am ready to go back to the torture comfort of CrossFit at Guns Out CrossFit

Thank you Senator Lee with a Boo Hiss to GOP Progressive Leadership

I am thankful Mike stood on voting principle to vote against NDAA and for continuous support to #MakeGovernmentAccountable to the people.

Boo Hiss to GOP Progressive Leadership for passing bills without exercising the will of the people to #MakeGovernmentTransparent. 

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NOOOO! Event 5: 1 LB DU MAX

 

Oh my gosh. Years ago, like way more than twenty, I could jump rope fairly well. I could one foot, two foot, run up and downhill while jumping, criss-cross, boxer step, and alternate feet jumping, heel touch, jack jump, and sissor jump too. Now, I am happy to just keep the rope turning after years of inactivity. 

In 2014, when I started at 26.2 CrossFit, jumping rope well again became my goal. Here I am four years later and I still stink at it, in my mind. What is worse is I still have never done a proper double under. Honestly, I am happy if I can string 30 consecutive jumps together with a speed rope. Granted, I had three, yes 123, foot injuries this year so that has slowed my progress down but that is no excuse

This year I discovered CrossRope. Picking up the Limited Edition Heavy Set and falling in love with it (having not yet jumped with Brunhilda – rolling my eyesI ordered the complete serious of ropes with an extra set of handles. And finally, over all of my injuries, I have made it through this, my first Jump Rope Performance Challenge, except for….

Tomorrow’s dreaded double under event. And with a one pound rope!

I will work to get that double under tomorrow. Yes. YES I WILL

Even if my max is one, at least I will be done. I will never quit. I will do my very best at Guns Out CrossFit

#TeamMe #TeamBooGah #GoFightWin #TeamGunsOutCrossFit 

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Monday Motivation-less becomes more

Today was the CrossRope JRPC Event 4: 500 Single Under jumps with a 2 pound rope. I was all excited for this challenge until today when the hours flew past and it was actually time to go to the box to get it done. 

The battle for my workout mind took place between 5:00 and 7:00 p.m. The subliminal whining began at 5 p.m. and never let up until I was down to the last 150 jumps. Well, maybe that was the last 120 jumps. It took me thirty minutes just sitting around to get to my rowing warm-up, and I love to row, normally.

But not today. 

Actually it was not until the last 60 jumps that I finally felt my heart and mind align for a moment, just to hear, then believe, that I could push through to the end with gusto!

Thanks be to Heavenly Father for hearing my prayer to help me focus and not quit. It was His spirit touching my heart to move forward with that wonderful push through at the end. 

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When only a great cheeseburger will do

Today was JRPC 2: 250j with the two pound, Fury rope, for time at Guns Out CrossFit.

I did it and then gently rowed 100 meters. 

After that I stopped in to see my old bowling team and friends at Bama Lanes.

 The final stop was to Sundown where I bought me a delicious cheeseburger with fries and chatted with the owner, my friend and CrossFit teammate and Coach, Susan Thomas.

Ain’t Life Grand? 

Oh, yeah.

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Making a shift in thinking, again.

IMG_8853It has been a year of midday to late afternoon and some evening WoD’s for me since moving to Alabama. It has been, well, not bad. I am definitely more a morning workout kind of person and that is better for me. 

Today I started back jumping rope. It felt so fantastic. It was around 9 or so in the morning, 250 jumps timed, taking me about three minutes to complete the task. For me, that was great. I was elated and my feet were happy.

I am thankful to my Coach Charles for working with me so I have a way to work back into a routine after all of the goofy drama with my broken toe, my blistered feet and ripped toenail this year, plus the bout with bronchitis before that.

Yeah Baby. I’m working my way back to you, Guns Out CrossFit

P.S. Now that is serious business WoD music for the Granny Nanny!

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